Faces & Places

May 2014

David Goudy, executive director of the Montshire Museum of Science, announced his plans to retire in March 2015, after 34 years in the position. Shortly after he was appointed executive director in 1981, he negotiated the acquisition of 100 acres bordering the Connecticut River in Norwich, and in 1989, the museum moved from the former Golfside Bowling Lanes in Hanover, N.H.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. announced the change of its name to Keurig Green Mountain Inc. The company will retain its ticker symbol of GMCR on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The new name was chosen to better reflect the company’s identity. Its Canadian subsidiary, formerly GMCR Canada Holding Inc., is now Keurig Canada Inc.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce hired Danica Lamos as tourism sales and marketing associate in its tourism division. Lamos will help the chamber’s tourism members promote their businesses through the official state tourism guidebooks and the chamber’s social media platforms.

Ramsay Gourd Architects of Burlington and Manchester announced the promotion of Patrick King, AIA, to senior associate. He has been with the firm since 2006 and at the Burlington office since its opening in 2007.

Poulos Insurance announced the addition of three producers: Art Ciullo, property and casualty, in the Morrisville office; Travis Spencer, personal lines, in the Colchester office; and Mark J. Bean, property and casualty, in the Berlin office.

Sena Friesen Meilleur was promoted to vice president at Hackett Valine & MacDonald Inc. She manages the employee benefits division and has been with the firm since 2000.

Peter O’Brien of Wells was hired as assistant vice president and business development officer at NBT Bank. O’Brien has 27 years of banking experience and was branch manager and business development officer for TD Bank in Granville, N.Y.

Marie Thresher joined Merchants Bank as chief risk officer. Thresher has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has designations as a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Risk Information Systems Control. She was with People’s United Bank.

David Silverman, president and CEO of Union Bank, announced that Marsha Mongeon, CPA, chief financial officer, senior vice president, and treasurer, retired March 31 after over 24 years with the bank. The board of directors approved the transition plan for Karin Hale, CPA and vice president, to succeed Mongeon as CFO. Hale joined the bank in 2005.

DuBois & King announced that Jeremy Rathbun, PE, joined the firm’s building services division as a senior mechanical engineer. Rathbun has 13 years’ experience in engineering and project manager for Vermont projects. He works from the South Burlington office.

Evan Langfeldt of ReArch Co. was promoted to vice president of development. Josh Quinn, a longtime project manager, was promoted to director of property management services. The firm hired Matthew Burzon as manager of business development, and Armand Bernagozzi as project superintendent. Burzon led the development of a Milwaukee firm’s Boston office, and Bernagozzi has 30 years of office and field experience on large projects in New York state. Majken Poley, assistant project manager, was with a residential design/build company in Shelburne.

David M. Dion of David M. Dion Real Estate announced that Steven L. Robbins and Erik H. Reisner joined the Waitsfield company as principal owners.

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC announced that Alison F. Alifano was hired as manager of library and research services. She succeeds Wynne W. Browne, who retired Dec. 30. Alifano was with the New York office of the international law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity hired Mickaela Gray as resident organizer for the mobile home program. She was with the Center for Social Innovation in Needham, Mass.

C2 (Competitive Computing) hired Bryan Ducharme as e-business development manager. He was chief operating officer at ElectroCell Technologies. Jay Pilcer was named director of sales, IT operations, and support. He was director of business development and sales at Network Performance Inc.

Cindy Thompson, RN, was named psychiatric clinical nurse specialist at Maple Leaf Farm. She joined Maple Leaf Farm in 2007.

David Rose, the owner of Rose Computers, announced that Michal Januszczyk was made a partner, executive vice president, and chief technical officer. Januszczyk has been chief engineer at Rose Computers for over four years.

The Vermont Community Foundation announced the appointment of Patrick Berry as vice president for philanthropy. Berry leaves his job as commissioner of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department this month to take the position. Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that Louis Porter, secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, will replace Berry.

Renewable NRG Systems named David Hurwitt vice president of global marketing and product development. Hurwitt has served in leadership roles at multinational companies such as GE Energy, Whirlpool, Diamond Brands, and Pillsbury. Most recently, he was the principal at Kenilworth Development Group in Connecticut.

Seven Days announced the hiring of six employees. Julia Atherton, account executive, has over eight years’ experience in brand marketing. Logan Pintka, account executive, was with Hibü (formerly Yell Group). Mark Davis, staff writer, is an award-winning journalist with 10 years’ experience, most recently with the Valley News. Ethan de Seife, staff arts writer, has a Ph.D. in film studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The author of two books, he was teaching at several northeast colleges. Alicia Freese, staff writer, was a politics and education reporter with VTDigger.org. Xian Chiang-Waren, staff arts writer, was an editorial fellow for Mother Jones magazine and an agriculture reporter for the Addison County Independent.

Louise Lynch and Erica Galipeau announced that Charles Alexander was named a partner at their firm, Injury & Health Management Solutions Inc. Alexander joined IHMS in 2005.

Otter Creek Awnings & Sunrooms announced the addition of Kip de Moll as a sales and design consultant. De Moll is the former owner of Artisan Builders & Consulting.

Basin Harbor Club announced several new hires Stacy Babcock, director of housekeeping, has 25 years’ experience in housekeeping services. Will Benton, director of golf operations, was head golf professional at Oronoque Country Club in Connecticut. Aaron M. Caum, dining services manager, has worked at Basin Harbor as banquet captain and banquet manager. Scott Clark, director of golf and grounds agronomy, has experience that includes director of agronomy at a new, $40 million Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship course in Russia. Christopher J. Donner, director of human resources, was human resources manager at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and most recently, at Tetra Tech. Caitlin Hook, guest services manager, joined Basin Harbor last year as front desk attendant.

BAYADA Hospice announced that TylaAnn Burger, RN, CHPCA, was named associate director. She has more than 20 years of hospice clinical and executive experience with various urban and rural hospice agencies.

Jeff Bundy was named director of development at the Shelburne Museum. He spent 10 years at WHYY, Philadelphia’s National Public Radio station and Public Broadcasting Service affiliate.

Logic Supply hired Amy Coutu to its leadership team. Coutu will oversee the development and implementation of computer and telecommunications software, networks, and information systems. She was senior software architect for CA Technologies.

Central Vermont Medical Center announced that Elizabeth Suiter, M.D., joined Barre Internal Medicine. She was medical director at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Washington state. Rachel E. Gaidys, M.D., joined the CVMC hospitalist team. She was a hospitalist at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont.

Champlain Valley Agency on Aging announced that John Michael Hall will be its executive director. Hall is senior director for the National Association of States United for Aging & Disabilities. He joins CVAA in July.

Burlington Town Center hired Erika Constantine as marketing director, a newly created position. She was the senior account coordinator at the Zimmerman Agency.

Downs Rachlin Martin announced the addition of two attorneys and a labor relations specialist to the firm. F. David Harlow joined the labor and employment group, Of Counsel, and will work from the Brattleboro office. He was with a large firm in Tucson, Ariz. Kathryn Foley is a new associate in the business law group in Burlington. She was with a Boston firm. April E. Tuck was named labor relations consultant and is also in the Burlington office. Her history includes work with NovaCare Inc., Middlebury College, and Copley Health Systems as well as her own consulting firm.

Vermont Custom Closets announced the hiring of Adrienne Molstad and Jodie Peck. Molstad is a CIDA-accredited interior designer schooled in Florence, Italy. Peck is a licensed real estate agent and was with Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty. •

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